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Monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa (Grace of Panagia -Virgin Mary)

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Greek culture and holiness

Visit to Hisdoviotossa monastery is a must visiting Amorgos island. Is the best view of the endless blue... Founded more than 1200 years ago by a vertical rock... very polite... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visit to Hisdoviotossa monastery is a must visiting Amorgos island. Is the best view of the endless blue... Founded more than 1200 years ago by a vertical rock... very polite monks...don't miss it.

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Amorgos, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As you visiting the island of Amorgos, is the first thing you need to see. Prefer to visit after afternoon, is the perfect time! Amazing view!

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Umeå
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful view and interesting history. Good information from the monks in the church. Nice to dit down and rest before returning down the stairs. Met two monkeys that carried water. An experience to remember, even though it was a little bit crowded with tourists.

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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A challenging walk leads you to a magic place where the view from the balcony is only surpassed by calm of the wind and sea sounds. From the bottom you have and impressive picture of this colossal building builded in the meddle of the cliff. Women should use long skirts. Men trousers. Monks are very friendly. Open till 1 pm.... More 

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stairs that worthes it! Do not forget a dress or a pant to get inside because it is amazing also inside, the view is astonishing and the path for walking from the monastery to aegialys is beautiful ( to be avoided in case of wind) a bit long but superbe. The monks wellcoming in the monastery worthes the stairs. Enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk from the parking to the monastery lasts more or less 20minutes, the sun in the morning is burning in July and august, I would suggest to visit it early (it opens at 8.00). Use trekking shoes and remember that it is not possible to enter in shorts (either male and female). When arriving on the top they will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The monestary was spectacular, the views are amazing and it is worth the visit to see inside the monestary , loukoumi and rakomeli, stunning.

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not religious nor too keen on visiting monuments, but being in Amorgos with friends from the UK, it seemed appropriate that we did something cultural. And, thankfully, we did: a visit to the monastery of Panagia Hozoviotissa is an absolute must for anyone visiting Amorgos. First of all, the views from the courtyard of the Monastery are breathtaking.... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To reach the monastery, you have to climb a quite demanding stone stair, with uneven paving and high incline. What is very important to note is that there is a dress code to get in to the monastery. Men has to wear full length trousers, and women must wear below-knee length skirt/dress. Please also note that women are not allowed... More 

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Nantwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main issue is probably the heat, combined with the steepness of the climb. The three hundred plus steps are uneven and require care coming down as well as going up. We were advised that you can visit in the early evenings, which may well be a very good move if your schedule allows. Also, we were glad to make... More 

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